One of the healthiest foods is oatmeal, if appropriately prepared.
Problem is: it gets boring.
And nobody likes boring, especially when it jeopardizes our commitment to eating healthy.
This is a recipe that can add some variety to the same old breakfast you have to help your digestion, but it’ll also make you feel like having dessert.
Oatmeal is versatile, convenient, and easy-to-digest.
If you haven’t added it as one of your meal staples, you should definitely consider it.
I know you will agree with me on this one, it’s one of the cheapest breakfast options you’ll ever get.
I like to play with it and come up with different ideas on how to prepare it; because, sometimes, I get tired of it too.
Recently, I am loving this glorious Matcha and Coconut Oatmeal option because it is precisely how I like my oatmeal: creamy and deliciously sweet.
I just need a few basic ingredients.
You guessed it!
And some dates, coconut flakes, cinnamon, and matcha powder.
The matcha powder can be a little pricey but, a small amount goes a long way so, the packet can last you a good while.
Matcha is full of the antioxidant catechin, which is great for keeping the skin nice and clear, boosting your metabolism, and decreasing blood pressure.
Matcha tea is made a powder by grinding the matcha leaves, the same leaves used to make regular green tea.
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This Matcha and Coconut Oatmeal recipe is sweetened with the natural sugar of dried dates.
I love them because they help my body digest first the fiber in them, so the sugar can then be properly assimilated.
Dates are a great alternative, specially if you have high blood sugar levels.
I don’t like using processed sugar, and I know my skin and my liver love me for that.
Another important addition to the recipe is cinnamon.
Cinnamon is a great aromatic spice that helps process the sugar found in the carbs of the oatmeal. It also kindles the Agni or digestive fire, and it’s a great expectorant due to its warming nature.
If you are having some cold or just want to keep your respiratory passages healthy, add more of it to everything!
It is hands down one of my favorite spices to cook Ayurvedic meals.
VEGAN BREAKFAST OPTION
My Matcha and Coconut Oatmeal is Vegan.
I like to keep it this way because in the morning, I want something that is easy to digest and that allows me to take as much energy from it as possible, so I can focus on my work.
Although, some mornings I love to have an egg or two.
I use coconut milk, but you can add any other non-dairy milk. Even regular, if you know you digest it well.
Important Note: I don’t mix it with fresh fruit! I eat fruit on its own.
This is also a great option if you usually don’t have a lot of time in the mornings.
I prepare it overnight, and it’s ready to go as soon as I get from the gym.
And the best part is that because it was sitting all night, the flavors really blend together beautifully!
Anyway, I still warm it up before eating it. I don’t like cold food, especially for my Vata constitution.
Matcha & Coconut Oatmeal
- 1/4 cup Old-fashioned rolled oats
- 2 Dates
- 1 cup Coconut milk
- 1/2 tsp Matcha powder
- 1/8 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 tbsp Unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1/2 tbsp Coconut oil
- Chop the dates finely.
- In a ceramic pan, add all ingredients, except the coconut oil. Cover with the lid and refrigerate.
- In the morning, add the coconut oil and a little of water, until desired consistency (as the oatmeal will have absorbed all milk).
- Warm on low heat, stirring occasionally.
- Serve it on your favorite bowl and enjoy!!
This yummy breakfast is perfect for Vata and Pitta. But, follow the below tips to make it even more dosha friendly:
Vata: Add more cinnamon and some nutmeg.
Pitta: Reduce the quantity of the coconut oil.
Kapha: Eat this very sporadically! Add a bit of black pepper to facilitate digestion.
Give my Matcha and Coconut Oatmeal a try and let me know what you think in the comment section below.
Another use for matcha? Revitalize your skin with this detoxifying matcha face mask.